Around the world in seven days as we take in Jude Law at the premiere of his film ‘Spy,’ Zayn Malik at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, James Marsden at the Taormina Film Festival and lastly Zachary Quinto and Kellan Lutz at the Fragrance Foundation Awards for our top five suits of the week.
Looking every inch as slick and polished such as a spy that he plays in the aforementioned film; here we have Jude Law in a navy two piece suit. Law instantly achieves a suaveness with his pose consisting of one hand in his pocket while the other hand loosely remains free and by only utilising one button on his double button bespoke blazer closure. He keeps his suiting plain and stock and the navy colouring recurs with his use of a tie and pocket square also presented in the colour.
Law’s blazer employs a relaxed fit and appears at ease draped from his torso. Detailing includes parallel flap pockets and a singular ticket pocket on the ride side of the blazer. All of these are nestled under sharp peaked lapels. This sharpness continues with his tailored trousers which feature a single pleat that give the illusion of stretching the physique and adding to his overall stature.
A new fixture at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Zayn Malik appears in a fashion forward suiting ensemble. A colour assault of mauve fitted trousers, a white bespoke shirt and navy and maroon tailored overcoat all finished with black dress shoes proves to be a visually magnetic combination. Malik assembles these various pieces of suiting for a look that on paper sounds busy and complicated but in reality is surprisingly cohesive and impressive.
The major garment on display here is his tailored overcoat. Cut from a deep navy cloth, the lapels contrast this being cut from maroon and the garment receives a modern touch with the use of a full-length zipper as opposed to buttons as the closing mechanism. Both his bespoke shirt and tailored trousers fit him like a glove and as they are made from his measurements are crease free, faultless garments that he wears with ease.
Recalling the casual classiness of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, James Marsden wears his two piece baby blue suit with a grey polo shirt at the Taormina Film Festival. The soft colouring complements the soft fabric of his suiting which is cut in a relaxed fit. The ample movement available with the wearing of his bespoke blazer is evident with his simultaneous holding of his award and summer prevalent hand-in-pocket pose.
Of particular note are Marsden’s tailored trousers. Cut perfectly to fit the tall star, they feature the classic single pleat element. The relaxed fit illustrates a sight looseness to the fabric which in turn diminishes a true silhouette from being achieved. Finished with the neutral grey polo shirt and white and beige boat shoes, Marsden successfully carries off and exudes the ‘easy breezy’ side to summer suiting.
At the Fragrance Foundation Awards, Zachary Quinto opted for the smart casual approach when it came to his suiting. While his navy two piece suit is indeed made to measure for him; it’s wearing with a tieless patterned shirt and white sneakers prevent the ensemble from being classified as strictly formal unlike the gentleman who stands beside him in the image above. Nevertheless, his ensemble is very summery and season specific.
His major suiting pieces comprise of the stock navy colour – classic suiting garments that are versatile enough to be worn again either together or separately. While they do fit him well, the length of his trousers do look slightly jarring. This is due to his wearing of white sneakers which are a lower type of footwear that do not bridge the foot to leg gap akin to a pair of dress shoes when wearing a suit. Yet worn with his white and blue striped linen shirt (devoid of a tie), Quinto’s outfit strikes the tangible aforementioned smart casual appearance under the lens of summer trends.
Kellan Lutz adds a touch of bourgeoisie to proceedings with his standout printed blazer. The black garment features a snakeskin like print which not only adds texture to the piece, but also a restrained shine that reflects from the leather like pattern. Said blazer is worn with a black pair of tailored trousers, white bespoke shirt and traditional black tie for a classic suiting colour combination.
Lutz’s blazer pattern carries with it a certain denseness and overall his ensemble gains a flat and almost 2-D appearance. Feeding into this is the lack of a discernible notched or peaked lapel, the absence of pocket detailing, his flat spread shirt collar and pleatless trousers. Yet all this is not stated in a negative vein – merely it highlights a lesser seen consequence of the previous design elements employed together in the one ensemble.
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